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Joost Lijbaart

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Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917351927
Catnr: CR 73519
Release date: 06 November 2020
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Challenge Records
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0608917351927
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CR 73519
Release date
06 November 2020

"The Dutch jazz drummer and multi-instrumentalist JOOST LIJBAART releases with "Free" a stylistically open and spiritual percussion post-jazz album, which invites the listener to an exciting and partly meditative sound journey..."

Inmusic, 23-4-2021
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"Free is an album I’ve wanted to make all my life. I didn’t know how, I was too busy and I was also a bit afraid of it.

And then there was a time when the world seemed to come to a standstill. A time of reflection and contemplation. It gave me the energy to embark on an inner dialogue, spiritually and musically.

Free became an inward journey. And on the way I found desolation and fear but also power, joy, passion and infinity. Free is all about unity, about becoming ‘one’, but also about space and time. About what lies deep within and sometimes long concealed. "
Joost Lijbaart

"Free ist das Album, das ich mein ganzes Leben lang machen wollte. Ich wusste nicht wie, ich war zu beschäftigt und hatte auch ein gewisses Maß an Angst davor.
Und dann gab es eine Zeit, in der die Welt zum Stillstand zu kommen schien. Eine Zeit des Nachdenkens und der Kontemplation. Das gab mir die Energie, mich auf einen inneren Dialog einzulassen, spirituell und musikalisch.
Aus der Freiheit wurde eine Reise nach innen. Und auf dem Weg fand ich Verlorenheit und Furcht, aber auch Kraft, Freude, Leidenschaft und Grenzenlosigkeit.
Bei Free geht es um Einheit, darum, "eins" zu werden, aber auch um Raum und Zeit. Es geht um das, was tief im Inneren liegt und manchmal lange verborgen war. "
Jost Lijbaart
Joost Lijbaart (1967) begann im Alter von 7 Jahren Schlagzeug zu spielen und folgte damit seinem Vater Piet Lijbaart (Amsterdam 1933-1970). Er schloss 1991 sein Studium am Konservatorium von Hilversum mit Auszeichnung ab, wo er Unterricht bei Cees Kranenburg, Marcel Serierse Ali Un D'Aye Rose und Victor Oskam erhielt. Mit dem Yuri Honing Trio spielte er 1996 das Album 'Star Tracks' ein. In der 20-jährigen Geschichte des Trios veröffentlichte die Gruppe 5 CDs und trat auf zahlreichen Tourneen in mehr als 90 Ländern auf. Es gab musikalische Zusammenarbeit mit Musikern aus dem Nahen Osten, Indien und China.
Neben der Arbeit als Sideman konzentrierte sich Lijbaart auch auf seine eigenen Projekte, wie sein eigenes Quartett 'Group of Friends', sein Duo mit dem Pianisten Wolfert Brederode, die Gruppe Batik und sein kürzlich gegründetes Improvisationstrio mit der Sängerin Sanne Rambags und dem Gitarristen Bram Stadhouders. Er erhielt 2003 als Schlagzeuger den von Elvin Jones verliehenen Solistenpreis beim North Sea Jazz Festival.

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Joost Lijbaart (drums)

Joost Lijbaart is a versatile drummer who uses a lot of different influences in his playing. Born in Amsterdam, he started drumming when he was seven years old. After several years of classical percussion lessons he went to the conservatory in Hilversum where he followed lessons from Cees Kranenburg, Marcel Serierse and Gerhard Jeltes. He graduated in 1991. During his study he went to Senegal (West-Africa) to take lessons in African percussion with the legendary DuDu and Ali un D’Aya Rose. Besides jazz, pop and improvised music he worked with modern classical music and dance. In 1990 he performed with students from the National Ballet Academy, played modern classical percussion music from Xenakis, Cage, Reich and worked in different projects with...
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Joost Lijbaart is a versatile drummer who uses a lot of different influences in his playing. Born in Amsterdam, he started drumming when he was seven years old. After several years of classical percussion lessons he went to the conservatory in Hilversum where he followed lessons from Cees Kranenburg, Marcel Serierse and Gerhard Jeltes. He graduated in 1991. During his study he went to Senegal (West-Africa) to take lessons in African percussion with the legendary DuDu and Ali un D’Aya Rose.
Besides jazz, pop and improvised music he worked with modern classical music and dance. In 1990 he performed with students from the National Ballet Academy, played modern classical percussion music from Xenakis, Cage, Reich and worked in different projects with Theo Loevendie and Louis Andriessen.
He formed with Yuri Honing the Yuri Honing Trio in 1989. With this group he did concerts and tours in more than 60 countries all over the world. During a tour in the Middle East in 1998 the trio was introduced to the music of the Arab world. The result was a bigger group called Orient Express with a Libanese singer and two musicians from Iraq. This group did several tours in the Middle East and the Netherlands. In 1993 he won the 15th Europe Jazz Contest with the Nicolas Thys trio. For this performance he received the “best drummer award”. In 1995 he joined the Michiel Borstlap sextet with Yuri Honing, Eric Vloeimans and Benjamin Herman. With this group they released the double CD the sextet live in 1996 and did several tours in the Netherlands. A tour in China in 1998 was filmed by Dutch documentary maker Jop Pannekoek.
From 1995 he works also with Agog a trio with guitar player Frank Wingold and bassguitar player Mark Haanstra. 
With this group Lijbaart won in 2002 the Dutch jazz competition and was awarded as best soloist from the contest by American drummer Elvin Jones. From 2002 Joost started his own quartet “group of friends” with Yuri Honing, Benjamin Herman and Mats Eilertsen. For this group he is also very active as a composer. He played on the North sea jazz festival with this band in 2003. A DVD of this concert was released in 2005.
Another new group is the duo with piano player Wolfert Brederode. A CD of this group will come out in Autumn 2006. With the duo they did a project with dancer and choreographer Lonneke van Leth. Also they played music on the spoken book Shadowchild from Dutch writer Frans Thomese.
This year Joost’s main groups are the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet and Wired Paradise, an exciting electro/rock group with Yuri Honing.

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Joost Lijbaart (drums)

Joost Lijbaart is a versatile drummer who uses a lot of different influences in his playing. Born in Amsterdam, he started drumming when he was seven years old. After several years of classical percussion lessons he went to the conservatory in Hilversum where he followed lessons from Cees Kranenburg, Marcel Serierse and Gerhard Jeltes. He graduated in 1991. During his study he went to Senegal (West-Africa) to take lessons in African percussion with the legendary DuDu and Ali un D’Aya Rose. Besides jazz, pop and improvised music he worked with modern classical music and dance. In 1990 he performed with students from the National Ballet Academy, played modern classical percussion music from Xenakis, Cage, Reich and worked in different projects with...
more
Joost Lijbaart is a versatile drummer who uses a lot of different influences in his playing. Born in Amsterdam, he started drumming when he was seven years old. After several years of classical percussion lessons he went to the conservatory in Hilversum where he followed lessons from Cees Kranenburg, Marcel Serierse and Gerhard Jeltes. He graduated in 1991. During his study he went to Senegal (West-Africa) to take lessons in African percussion with the legendary DuDu and Ali un D’Aya Rose.
Besides jazz, pop and improvised music he worked with modern classical music and dance. In 1990 he performed with students from the National Ballet Academy, played modern classical percussion music from Xenakis, Cage, Reich and worked in different projects with Theo Loevendie and Louis Andriessen.
He formed with Yuri Honing the Yuri Honing Trio in 1989. With this group he did concerts and tours in more than 60 countries all over the world. During a tour in the Middle East in 1998 the trio was introduced to the music of the Arab world. The result was a bigger group called Orient Express with a Libanese singer and two musicians from Iraq. This group did several tours in the Middle East and the Netherlands. In 1993 he won the 15th Europe Jazz Contest with the Nicolas Thys trio. For this performance he received the “best drummer award”. In 1995 he joined the Michiel Borstlap sextet with Yuri Honing, Eric Vloeimans and Benjamin Herman. With this group they released the double CD the sextet live in 1996 and did several tours in the Netherlands. A tour in China in 1998 was filmed by Dutch documentary maker Jop Pannekoek.
From 1995 he works also with Agog a trio with guitar player Frank Wingold and bassguitar player Mark Haanstra. 
With this group Lijbaart won in 2002 the Dutch jazz competition and was awarded as best soloist from the contest by American drummer Elvin Jones. From 2002 Joost started his own quartet “group of friends” with Yuri Honing, Benjamin Herman and Mats Eilertsen. For this group he is also very active as a composer. He played on the North sea jazz festival with this band in 2003. A DVD of this concert was released in 2005.
Another new group is the duo with piano player Wolfert Brederode. A CD of this group will come out in Autumn 2006. With the duo they did a project with dancer and choreographer Lonneke van Leth. Also they played music on the spoken book Shadowchild from Dutch writer Frans Thomese.
This year Joost’s main groups are the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet and Wired Paradise, an exciting electro/rock group with Yuri Honing.

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Press

The Dutch jazz drummer and multi-instrumentalist JOOST LIJBAART releases with "Free" a stylistically open and spiritual percussion post-jazz album, which invites the listener to an exciting and partly meditative sound journey...
Inmusic, 23-4-2021

... Lijbaart... knows how to build up his suspense arcs in such a way that each beat acquires the quality of a letter for a serial novel....
Jazzthing, 25-1-2021

Each track on this album evokes its own atmosphere that everyone will interpret differently. Lijbaart's musical inner journey has therefore resulted in a special album.
Written in music, 10-12-2020

... Finally, Lijbaart succeeded in using his various instruments like brushes, which, from a colorful palette of different colors, with the help of various painting techniques, have created a picture of vivid expression. And so Free has not become a typical solo record of a jazz drummer, but can rather compete with productions by Stephan Micus. In any case, I listen to music for inner reflection, meditative silence envelops me.... 19 to 20 points high flyers  
Musik an sich, 06-12-2020

Free in an infinite sound universe. During the lockdown Joost Lijbaart finally found peace to make the solo album Free.
Jazzism, 04-12-2020

The power of Free lies in the wide instrumentation: from gongs, cymbals and Japanese drums to harmonium, vibraphone, glockenspiel and balafon. We look straight into the soul of Lijbaart.
Jazzism, 04-12-2020

A very nice spiritual album.
Mania, 04-12-2020

Free - The rhythmic silence of drums - a conversation with Joost Lijbaart. An experienced internationally playing drummer from the Netherlands informs about his new album.
Jazz-Fun, 19-11-2020

We feel desolation, fear, we are in the dark of space and in the vortex of time, but we are together, it is powerful and it generates joy.
Mad Jazz, 10-11-2020

This quiet music contains much silence. It lives from the tension between the high bright frequencies of the clanging cymbals and the sparse low frequencies of the drums...
Jazz-Fun, 06-11-2020

.. Alone on drums and various percussion instruments plus flute and harmonium he creates his world of sounds...
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Often bought together with..

The Hague Songbook Exchange
Various
Avalon Songs
Yuri Honing / Wolfert Brederode
Trinity
Joost Lijbaart / Sanne Rambags / Bram Stadhouders / Under the Surface
Vrouwen
Ruud Meijer
Headland
Batik

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